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I Believe That Laughter Is the Best Stress Relief

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 379 People

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    There is more than one kind of laughter.  Laughing AT people does not reduce stress, it simply reinforces prejudice and anger.  Laughing at YOURSELF and the complete absurdity of your self-importance and your vanities IS a good way to relieve stress, because it puts you...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 5 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    Laughing

    I don't know how many times i have had laugh attacks.LOL. My husband and i will be laying in bed and start laughing at the stupidest things. It's great i love it. Sometimes he thinks he is so funny and he can't stop laughing at himself, you can't help but to laugh.
    butterflies7 butterflies7 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2008

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    Lighten Up...

    I work in an office environment for a very large corporate company.  After my experience at various other jobs (landscaping, fast food, retail, etc.), I eventually found myself in my current position, and have been there for well over a decade now. I find...
    youzd youzd 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2008

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    Yes laugh when you can,

    it feels amazing. I love smiling too.. I encourage everyone to smile and laugh more often!! One love!
    roebeau roebeau 18-21, F Feb 27

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    When I Get Stressed

    I usually end up talking to a friend who will make me laugh. It really helps to get your mind off of the stress.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8, 2008

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    hahahahahahahah comes with me.

    .. jungle trecking at national park pulau pinang malaysia this sunday..
    syam721 syam721 31-35, M Apr 2

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    So True!

    And especially true for me, as anyone who has browsed my experience list knows. It's just hard to be mean and grumpy when you're too busy chuckling! :-)  E. Bunbury
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    The Postman

    Three women were sitting around throwing back a few drinks and talking about their love lives. One woman said, "I call my husband the dentist. Nobody can drill like he does." The second woman giggled and confessed, "I call my husband the miner because of his incredible shaft...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M Mar 17, 2012

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    Me Too

    unless of course you are naked and with a person you were hoping to have sex with....uhm not that this has ever happened to me or anything....i'm just saying...you know it would probably cause more stress and make it difficult to perform and it would be a terrible blow to your...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    The Best Medicine

    Laughter is truly the best medicine. Along with music, laughter helps me deal with my stress. It relaxes me and helps me focus. I can’t imagine not having these two things in my life, especially when I’m dealing with problems.
    Trident2012 Trident2012 18-21, M Jul 13, 2012

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    The Cure!!

    It works for me. Very well infact. So much I love to spread the laughter, in whatever way possible. Sometimes people can get very desperate and waaaaaaaaaaaay too stressed. Laughter is the cure I tell you!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    My Story

     I like watching humorous programs. Laughter gives me energy
    Kirsche Kirsche 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    How I Find a Way to Laugh

    Well, for starters, I look in the mirror.  That's always good for a chuckle.  I consider that if I turn my head just right and dim the llight I actually have a full head of hair.  So, I comb my hair or brush it in mostly the dark.  No sense getting morose...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    Tropic Thunder!

    Yes I do! That is why I watched Tropic Thunder before I went to work today and it put me in the best mood. That is the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life and I did not stop laughing from start to finish! Tom Cruise dancing! Need I say more, need I!!!! He...
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    I Love Family Guy

    Today isn't the best day and through band I was really quiet and not feeling up to par.  Feelin' pretty down and not thrilled with things right now, but I went to the Student Union place and after a while found a Family Guy clip I've been looking for and laughed so hard I...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F Sep 15, 2009

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    The Student, The Businessman And The Biker

    There were three guys at a bar. One was a college student, one was a buisness man and the other was a biker. The student tells the two other men that it was his aniversary and he got his wife a pearl necklace and a trip to the Bahamas "**** if she doesnt like the necklace...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M Dec 23, 2012

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    Stupid Americans

    Indian Chief, "Two Eagles," was asked by a white government official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done." The Chief nodded in agreement. The official continued...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M May 12, 2012

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    It's the Best Way

    "Humor, a great stress reliever! Laugh, be happy and have less stress!" Catherine Pulsifer   “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Victor Borge   Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    Memamsdaughter Memamsdaughter 36-40 Jun 15

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    Laughing Until I'm Crying

    Because I allow stress to build up over long periods of time without displaying outward signs of distress, when I laugh I tend to laugh until I'm crying....and then I do this weird laughing/crying combination because all that stress is finally being let loose. Unfortunately, once...
    nastalgia721 nastalgia721 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    laughter releases all the stress and make me feel good, however due my current personality i only gets a tummy paining laugh around every 6 months not less . Not bad for a...
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    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F Sep 13

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    The teenagers on EP are easy to write off, on for a minute then on to the next new. Look at the rest of the ages......most must be around 40-55. Whatever is so damn exciting...
    Ksharp33 Ksharp33 41-45, M Sep 1

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    Quite content with regard to the whole process and continual support with the unknown, from commence to complete and guidance presented past the end point of the import course of...
    Lillafyq Lillafyq 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I got offered a under the table job and I really want to do it. I haven't worked since I was fired because of my Lyme disease. This job may be a huge step forward and hopefully a...
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    ATHERESSURECTION ATHERESSURECTION 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    JenZ10 JenZ10 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    But I hate the sound of "canned" laughter, like on every TV show that thinks it's funny. "People are too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves that we've got sitcoms with...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 5

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    Stress... for the past hour I have just been curled up in bed just thinking about what's to come, all these presentations in front of the class that count for like almost half of...
    AwesomeErica AwesomeErica 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Are you fucken' kiddin' me?I believe we only fall inlove too quickly with the idea.When we meet someone, we tend to think on "what should be". Things that could make us happy by...
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    She's always been there for me. She's always been the first to say sorry because she didn't want to argue with me. She'd make me laugh all the time, she was my drug when I was sad...
    fagit329 fagit329 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    BreeRenee2 BreeRenee2 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Not the best thing as it has gotten me into trouble before. My laugh is extremely loud, and kind of scary haha.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    gr16478 gr16478 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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